Corncrake should not be put ahead of people – Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill

Seamus O'DomhnaillThe Government has been accused of putting the Corncrake before people.

Parts of Malin, Fanad, Falcarragh and five of the county's islands are now special protection areas.

This means there are strict controls on planning and farming to protect the Corncrake.

Cllr Seamus O'Domhnaill says that with a stroke of a pen acres of land have effectively been made worthless.

He has welcomed a council executive commitment to raise his concerns with the Department of the Environment:

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